[Ed. – If the shoe fits…]
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley suspects that the top Senate Democrat is orchestrating the ongoing delay of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process.
Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has been trying to schedule a time for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to appear before the committee and testify about her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. The charge, revealed last week after the conclusion of Kavanaugh’s formal confirmation hearing, tossed a wrench in the panel’s plan to approve his nomination. Grassley’s team has been negotiating with Ford’s attorneys, but he threw an elbow at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer late Friday.
“With all the extensions we give Dr Ford to decide if she still wants to testify to the Senate I feel like I’m playing 2nd trombone in the judiciary orchestra and Schumer is the conductor,” Grassley tweeted.
Ford has until 2:30 pm Saturday to agree to testify, according to CNN; otherwise, Republicans will proceed with a plan to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Monday. Grassley wanted the hearing to take place on Monday. He has agreed to delay it Wednesday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused Grasley of “bullying” Ford.